Substation surveillance using RFI and complementary EMI detection techniques

A. Nesbitt, B.G. Stewart, S.G. McMeekin, K. Liebech-Lien, H.O. Kristiansen

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The successful implementation of a substation asset management strategy depends heavily on predictive maintenance assessments with surveillance based techniques used to identify potential sites of degradation followed by more investigative and invasive quantitative techniques. The deployment of radio frequency interference (RFI) measurement can provide an efficient non-invasive surveillance technique to detect and locate partial discharges (PD) to individual high-voltage (HV) apparatus. This paper demonstrates the benefits of combining the assessment of RFI emissions with targeted deployment of other complementary non-invasive electromagnetic interference (EMI) detection techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781467319348
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • electromagnetic interference
  • redio frequency interference
  • electric discharge
  • insulation system
  • surveillance technique


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